|KraftiM - FraxurY [mt020] - KraftiM|
FraxurY is KraftiM's third full album release on Musictrade. The entire album is built on wave material from the Swedish electronic musician and sound engineer Frags. The structural skeleton for the album comes from the holy Dutch hexagram of Earth, Man, Fire, Water, Air and Beer, and the scandinavian origin of the waves gave the impulse for the short track titles. Musically Fraxury is a story of how the mentioned six elements influence our daily perception...
Keywords: electronic; experimental electronica; ambient
|Softspace - Starry Nights [mt023] - Softspace|
Starry Nights is the sixth Musictrade album from the English synthesizer and electronica wizard Softspace. As an artist on top of his creative form, he is once again taking us to new musical zones and territories, to new exciting worlds of sound, vision and emotion.
Keywords: electronic; experimental electronica; synthesizer
|VA - Miscued Rat [mt024] - Musictrade|
Here comes a fresh Musictrade serving of tasty experimental electronic music from an international lineup of artists: KraftiM from Netherlands, Frags and Cvijaxo from Sweden, Ristikiehtova from Finland, Unknown Forces from Scotland and Softspace from England. Cvijaxo and Ristikiehtova make their Musictrade debut on this compilation with full length albums soon to follow from both.
Keywords: ambient; electronic; experimental; Musictrade
Downloads: 520 (1 review)
|Joanne Gabriel - Almighty (mt025) - Joanne Gabriel|
Joanne Gabriel is a guitarist and experimental music maker from Herbeuval, France. This is how Joanne describes her musical inspiration: "I have visions of remote soundscapes. Contemplation and dreams are my muses, nightmares and inner unrest feed my inspiration. I like when noise and ethereal meet and melt. I enjoy dirty mixes and weird effects. Mistakes are part of my work, unexpected outcome is my purpose...
Keywords: guitar; electronic; experimental; Musictrade
|Kotinäky - Tulkoon omanlaisensa (mt026) - Kotinäky|
Kotinäky ('Home Vision') is a young, talented experimental musician from Joensuu, Finland. His music defies genre classifications but to give some pointers, think about electronic, experimental, jazz and avant garde. The songs on this album have a deeply personal, often dark but also humorous tone, and some are complemented with poetic vocals. The Finnish album name "Tulkoon omanlaisensa" translates to "Let it become its own kind", and the title fittingly symbolizes the strongly individual crea...
Keywords: electronic; experimental; avantgarde; Finnish; Musictrade
|Doc & Lena Selyanina - Songs of Vastness (mt027)|
Songs of Vastness brings together four deep ambient tracks from between July 2009 and August 2010. Common to all these tracks is their peaceful, meditative style and a topic representing some specific aspect of nature's vastness. Steppe (from July 2009) tells an atmospheric story of the boundless plains of the steppes, reflecting Lenaâs personal memories from the time she lived in the Russian part of Kazakh Steppe as a young music teacher...
Keywords: ambient; deep ambient; meditative; relaxing; peaceful; electronic; Musictrade
|VA - Dame Citrus [mt019] - Musictrade|
This is a compilation of finest Musictrade ambient from seven different artists, two of whom - Likantropika and TheOmen - make their debute on the label on this album. Frags's stylish Payday builds on a garage field recording from Australia (by Electroteque), creating a dark and mesmerizing atmosphere. Likantropika is a dedicated ambient artist from Andorra and his Musictrade debute Wish is a smooth piece of emotionally touching keyboard ambient...
Keywords: ambient; electronic; Musictrade
|Softspace - Evening Shadows [mt014] - Softspace|
Here comes the fourth Musictrade release from Softspace, the talented Gravesend-based electronica artist with a sense of aural beauty and a taste for the experimental. These are calm but richly layered works with a space-like quality and a touch of meditation. So if you are looking for a relaxing, visually inspiring musical journey into the inner/outer space, this music is yours to enjoy. NOTE: a special audiophile version (24 bit/44.1 kHz lossless FLAC packing, 760 MB download) of this album is...
Keywords: Musictrade; electronic; experimental electronica
|Softspace - Synaptic Activity [mt017] - Softspace|
On his fifth album the English experimental electronica wizard Softspace takes us to new exciting journeys into microcosms of bioelectric fields, pulsating neural synapses and other similarly strange environments. Numerous friends of experimental music around the world have already found his talent and imagination and know what to expect: fantastically rich layered synth sounds and sonic imageries, surprising turns and twists in the songs, beauty and peace within strangest chaos...
Keywords: electronic, experimental electronica
|Cvijaxo - Pagans [mt028] - Cvijaxo|
Cvijaxo is an electronic music artist from Malmö, Sweden. His debut album on Musictrade is a conceptual work focused on the theme of serpent and its role in our life, beliefs and knowledge. Besides their vocal work, Mary Cross (USA) and Ivan1984 (England) both made significant creative contributions to the album.
Keywords: electronic; experimental; ambient; paganism
Downloads: 369 (2 reviews)
|VA - Ice Mustard [mt010] - Musictrade|
Musictrade opens year 2007 with this ambient compilation featuring a full house of Musictrade artists. As one would expect from Musictrade, there is a strong edge of experimental in this compilation, with elements of classical drone ambient combining to innovative use of field recordings and found sound material. Electroteque's [Australia] Collective Consciousness is, as the title suggests, a musical insight into various voices and ideas present in today's collective consciousness, bound togethe...
Keywords: ambient; musictrade; electronic; experimental electronic; field recordings; found sounds
|KraftiM - Jamatrix [mt016] - KraftiM|
Jamatrix is the second full album release on Musictrade from the Dutch experimental electronica artist and sound architect KraftiM. The Jamatrix project was based on samples collected from five artists who all are releasing their music on the French Jamendo website. From each source track six samples were distilled and subjected to a thorough processing treatment, resulting in a matrix where each of the six KraftiM tracks uses material from five selected samples, one from each of the contributin...
Keywords: electronic, experimental electronica, sampling, matrix
|VA - Norberg 2005 Field Mixes [mt003] - VA|
Electro-ambient field mixes from Musictrade's field recording project focused around Norberg 2005 electronic music festival in Norberg, Sweden. Contributions from Musictrade artists Doc (Finland), Unknown Forces (Scotland), Electroteque (Australia), KraftiM (Netherlands) and Frags (Sweden). Musictrade release MT003, released August 30, 2005. From release notes: Several Musictrade members visited Norberg 2004 electronic music festival in 2004 in Sweden...
Keywords: Ambient; Experimental,Electronic; Field recording; Found Sounds
|VA - Sola Muusika 2005 Musictrade Showcase [mt001] - VA|
Ambient/electronica from Sola Muusika event in Tallinn, Estonia, February 25, 2005. Featuring Musictrade artists Doc (Finland), Unknown Forces (Scotland), Electroteque (Australia) and Solaris (Estonia). Musictrade release MT001, released June 11, 2005.
Keywords: Ambient; Electronic Music; dark ambient; Electronica
|Softspace - Room With A View [mt012] - Musictrade|
Welcome again to the imaginative and intriquing soundworld of Softspace, the experimental electronica artist from Gravesend, England. This is the third full album from Softspace, and to give an idea of these audio journeys, imagine Paris in 1890's, looked through a reflection from a cracked mirror. Soft synths mixing into cyclic sound collages built from speech samples and other found sounds, with occasional rhythmic backgrounds, forming strange but beautiful impressionistic paintings of sound -...
Keywords: electronic, experimental electronica, ambient, found sounds, radiophony
|VA - Requiems for a Submerged City [mt005] - Musictrade|
An electronic tribute to the City of New Orleans and its people - to those who survived Katrina and to those who didn't. These are versatile, interesting and experimental electronic works including plenty of foundsound and field recording material related to New Orleans and its 2005 flood disaster. 01 - Doc - This Is It Doc opens his track and the album with an upbeat intro carrying some of the emotionally most charged moments from New Orleans Katrina/flood media reporting...
Keywords: Found Sounds; Field Recordings; Experimental,Electronic; Ambient; Electronica; Electronic; Experimental electronica
Downloads: 13,050 (3 reviews)
|KraftiM - etSitara [mt013] - KraftiM|
Here comes the first full length Musictrade release from the Dutch experimental electronica artist and sound architect KraftiM. Modern western electronic sounds meet the serenity eastern instrumentalism on this album - think of a raga in a spaceship. From his first released tracks KraftiM has had a unique sound and a unique emotional atmosphere to his works, and this album is no exception. KraftiM is a musical travel agency specialized in surprise destinations...
Keywords: electronic; experimental electronica; sitar; violin; east and west
|Doc & Lena Selyanina - Nangilima [mt015] - Doc & Lena Selyanina|
On their already fifth artistic co-creation the Finnish ambient producer Doc and the Russian pianist Lena Selyanina make a musical dive into the magical world of childhood's joys, fears and fantasies, inspired by the musical magic of Dmitri Shostakovich's preludes for piano. These songs are deep, rich ambient adventures vibrating with life and intricate aural details. The mood is mostly relaxing and meditative, but there are passages of darkness and moments of heightened drama as well - like in ...
Keywords: ambient; deep ambient; electronic; meditative; neoclassical; childhood; fantasy; Shostakovich; piano
|Doc & Lena Selyanina - An Island of Joy (In a Sea of Electronic Dreams) [mt004]|
Three deep ambient meditations on Claude Debussy's 'water music'. This album is the second co-operation from Doc and Lena Selyanina. Where their first album Distant Transmissions - Ambient Reflections on Bach (MT002) was focusing around the idea of space - 'cosmic Bach' if you wish - this second album is characteristically a 'water album'. The theme of water is present at all levels: in the themes of the songs, in their tonal treatments and also in the sound material...
Keywords: Meditative; Ambient; Dark Meditative; Neoclassic; Meditative Electronic; avantgarde; dark ambient; impressionism; debussy; piano; water; water music